What is Xaven?

Xaven – it is browser extension that hijacks Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer. This program displays ads (banners, coupons) at the time when you are running the browser. This ad can appear at any time during your browsing. Xaven can show offers from online stores such as Amazon, Walmart, eBay and so on. Xaven «help» user to save money. In fact, many of the proposals are false. The main task at Xaven – is to get you to spend money. Also Xaven constantly collects your personal information, for example, browsing history, and so on. Also, your personal information may be disclosed to third parties. Xaven is a potentially unwanted program, and we recommend you to remove it without wasting time.

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How Xaven gets on your PC?

Malicious software infects a computer without the user’s consent. Usually, it comes with free applications and programs that you can download from popular free sites such as download.com, Softpedia, Freewarefiles, Shareware, Soft32 and many others. These sites tend to create their own download managers that implement a potentially unwanted program. Users are not attentive during installation, so the computer can be infected. Always follow the important rules. Read user agreement. Take your time. Do not press the “Next” button, if you are not sure that the program will not harm your computer. Select advanced installation type. Do not settle for questionable deals and carefully follow the installation process. If the malware has already penetrated to the PC, you can use our instructions to remove it immediately.

How to remove Xaven from your computer?

To uninstall Xaven remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

In our view, there are 3 products that potentially have Xaven in their database. You can try to use them for removing Xaven.

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You can try both of these products to remove Xaven

Or uninstall Xaven manually.

Removing from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Xaven.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Xaven and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Xaven, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

After that remove Xaven from your browser.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Xaven.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose Xaven.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable Xaven.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Remove following registry entries:


Key: HKLMSoftwareXaven

Then remove following files:


xavenBHO.dll
xaven.dll

And following folders


%PROGRAMFILESXaven

Written by Rami Douafi

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